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Reach and maintain ideal body weight.
Eat three small regular meals each day; these should be
  • Evenly sized
  • Evenly spaced, and
  • Eaten at about the same time every day
Eat snacks between meals, if advised by your dietician. Select food with a low glycaemic index more often than foods with a high or medium glycaemic index.
Keep to your daily fat ration
  • Avoid fried foods and trim the visible fat from meat and chicken before cooking
  • Limit the intake of saturated fats (animal fats) e.g. butters, lard, processed meat
  • To limit intake of fried foods, rather (without adding extra fat) steam, boil, bake, stew or microwave
Increase the fibre content in diet by eating more whole-wheat products, fresh fruit and vegetables (in stead of refined products). Use salt and salty foods sparingly; rather replace with herbs and spices. Alcohol should not be used on an empty stomach, because this can lead to alcohol-induced hypoglycaemia.  Strong alcoholic beverages (like whiskey) are preferred above beer, wine and liqueurs.
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